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Athlete of the Week: Connor Mathes looks back on leadership, competition and leaping saves

Men’s soccer’s goalkeeper, senior Connor Mathes, began his college career over three years ago at Division I Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Now Mathes, who is from Overland Park, Kansas, is preparing for his final regular season game as a Washington University Bear.

| Senior Sports Editor

Pair of victories snaps men’s soccer’s losing streak

At first it seemed as if the Bears were destined for their fifth straight loss. The Bears stormed back against Carnegie Mellon, scoring three goals to win, 3-1, snapping a four-game losing streak that extended back to Oct. 12. They then added another victory on Sunday, beating Case Western Reserve University, 2-0, to clinch their first winning season since 2016 as they advanced to 8-6-1 with one game remaining.

| Senior Sports Editor

Bears clinch conference with wins over Carnegie, Case Western

The Washington University women’s soccer team punched its ticket to the postseason this weekend, beating Carnegie Mellon University, 1-0, and Case Western Reserve University, 2-1, to clinch its fifth straight University Athletic Association title.

| Senior Sports Editor

Men’s soccer could not convert scoring opportunities into goals

Despite outshooting New York University and Brandeis University this weekend, the Washington University men’s soccer team dropped both matches, falling to 6-5-1 on the year. Wash. U. has lost three straight games and has not scored in 237 minutes of game time.

| Senior Sports Editor

Late scores lift women’s soccer past NYU and Brandeis this weekend

In the last 20 minutes of both games that the Washington University women’s soccer team played this weekend, the Bears found themselves level on the scoreboard against a conference opponent. In both games, the Bears managed to convert late chances into game-winning goals, securing a 2-1 victory over No. 21 New York University on Friday and a 1-0 win over Brandeis University on Sunday.

| Senior Sports Editor

The beauty in defeat: Lessons from a season of high expectations

I’ve had the misfortune of watching two of my favorite teams—each an apparent juggernaut in their sport—suffer unexpected losses this season. In the moments after these losses, I felt the urge to overreact, but as time went on, I felt something I hadn’t expected: relief.

| Senior Sports Editor

Matt’s Musings: I hate to say it, but American soccer really sucks

Two years ago today, Bruce Arena and the USMNT single-handedly dropped a giant deuce on the hopes and dreams of American sports fans everywhere when they lost 2-1 to Trinidad and Tobago in the final game of the 2017 CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers.

Matt Singer | Contributing Writer

Jim Conlon still exceeding lofty expectations, 200 wins later

The No. 5 Washington University women’s soccer team’s come-from-behind victory against the University of Rochester this past Sunday marked head coach Jim Conlon’s 200th victory as coach of the Wash. U. women’s soccer team.

| Senior Sports Editor

WU soccer blasts opponents ahead of UAA season openers

WU Soccer had a good weekend. The women’s soccer team shut out Milliken University 5-0 while the men’s team shut out Greenville University 3-0.

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Matt’s Musings: There’s more than one GOAT in professional soccer

Greatness is hard to recognize in real time. This period of dominance from Messi and Ronaldo is truly unprecedented.

Matt Singer | Contributing Writer

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